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About us

PEN is an international organization
of professional writers founded in
1921 by Catherine Glasworthy Scott,
Joseph Conrad, John Glasworthy
and George Bernard Shaw to foster
understanding among men and
women of letters in all countries.
Members of PEN work for freedom of
expression wherever it is
endangered. Today, PEN is
composed of 141 centers, with a
total membership of 15,000. PEN
USA center strives to promote and
defend freedom of expression
nationally and internationally, to
stimulate interest in the written word,
and to foster a sense of community
among the diverse writers living in
the western U.S.


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Phone: 310-862-1555

Fax: 310-862-1556

c/o Antioch University, 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA, 90230, US

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